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A nurse walks COVID-19 tests back to the tent at the free COVID-19 testing site on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 in Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Chelsea Self/Glenwood Springs Post Independent via AP)

The Latest: Iditarod champ won't defend title amid pandemic

Nov. 23, 2020 9:00 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Norwegian musher Thomas Waerner said Monday that he won’t defend his title at next year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race because of restrictions and uncertainty over travel during the coronavirus pandemic. “I cannot find a way to get the dogs to Alaska,”...

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The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

Nov. 21, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there. The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday,...

Court hears arguments on dead North Dakota candidate's seat

Nov. 20, 2020 3:57 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Constitution gives Gov. Doug Burgum the right to appoint someone to a state House seat won by a Republican candidate who died before the election, his lawyer argued Friday as the state Supreme Court waded into what attorneys called an unprecedented case. There...

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2015 file photo, Kelby Krabbenhoft, president and CEO of Sanford Health, poses for a photo at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. Krabbenhoft, the head of one of the largest regional health systems in the Midwest, has told his employees that he has recovered from COVID-19 and is back in the office — without a mask. Krabbenhoft, said in an email that he believes he's now immune to the disease for

Midwest health system CEO says he had virus, won't wear mask

Nov. 20, 2020 3:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The head of one of the largest regional health systems in the Midwest has told his employees that he has recovered from COVID-19 and is back in the office — without a mask. Sanford Health's president and chief executive, Kelby Krabbenhoft, said in an email Wednesday that he...

Burgum nemesis chosen by GOP to fill dead candidate's seat

Nov. 18, 2020 9:53 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A powerful Republican North Dakota lawmaker who lost his seat after being targeted by Gov. Doug Burgum has been chosen by party activists to return to his old seat to replace a candidate who died before the election. Rep. Jeff Delzer was named by Republican district activists at a...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds gives a primetime televised address announcing new efforts to combat COVID-19 in the state, on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, at Iowa PBS, in Johnston, Iowa. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP)

Some GOP governors shift on mask mandates as hospitals fill

Nov. 18, 2020 6:03 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — After Republicans expanded their control of Iowa’s Legislature this month, Gov. Kim Reynolds said the outcome was a validation of her small-government approach to managing the coronavirus pandemic. But as Iowa hospitals rapidly filled up in the days after the election, the GOP...

An employee sanitizes a Hindu temple in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. India is second in the world in total reported coronavirus cases behind the U.S., but daily infections have been on the decline since the middle of September. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

The Latest: India registers over 30,000 new virus cases

Nov. 15, 2020 11:50 PM EST

NEW DELHI — India has registered 30,548 new confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest in the last four months but amid growing concerns of the latest surge in the capital New Delhi. The Health Ministry on Monday raised India’s tally to more than 8.84 million. It said the country...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2020, file photo, Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, left, walks with North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum after holding a roundtable discussion with state and local government and medical leaders on the campus of Bismarck State College, in Bismarck, N.D. With coronavirus cases soaring in North Dakota, Burgum has allowed the state's beleaguered hospitals to use infected but asymptomatic doctors and nurse to treat COVID-19 patients. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

North Dakota nurses worry about working with sick colleagues

Nov. 15, 2020 2:32 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Like many medical workers around the world, Fargo emergency room nurse Adam Johnston can’t escape the grim reality of the coronavirus pandemic. It follows him everywhere: at work, where people die every shift; at the grocery store, where people rail against his city's mask...

Pedestrians wearing masks walk past a small grocery store in the Chinatown-International District Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Seattle. Washington state and county health officials have warned of a spike in coronavirus cases across the state, and pleaded with the public to take the pandemic more seriously heading into the winter holidays. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Washington gov. may announces new restrictions

Nov. 14, 2020 10:46 PM EST

SEATTLE — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has scheduled a news conference for Sunday morning as COVID-19 case numbers soar throughout the Pacific Northwest where he will reportedly detail new restrictions. Inslee’s office said he would discuss actions to combat the crisis but offered no details. The...

FILE - In this April 10, 2020, file photo, North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum speaks at the state Capitol in Bismarck, N.D. After months of resisting ordering the people of North Dakota to wear masks and limit the size of gatherings, the state’s Republican governor has relented in an effort to stem a coronavirus surge that is among the worst in the U.S. Gov. Burgum’s executive order Friday night, Nov. 13, 2020, came as a surprise.  (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, File)

North Dakota governor changes tack and issues mask mandate

Nov. 14, 2020 4:00 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — After months of resisting ordering the people of North Dakota to wear masks and limit the size of gatherings, the state's Republican governor relented in an effort to stem a coronavirus surge that is among the worst in the U.S. and that threatens to overwhelm the state's hospitals....